Tracing Your First World War AncestorsTracing Your First World War Ancestors



As the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War approaches, there is a huge surge of interest in the men and women who took part in it. This book is a timely guide if you are researching the soldiers, sailors or airmen.

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783376520

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Page: 224

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As the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War approaches, there is a huge surge of interest in the men and women who took part in it. This book is a timely guide if you are researching the soldiers, sailors or airmen. It is an accessible, up-to-date and expert introduction to get you on your way and to answer those questions that might crop up during your researches. In a straightforward, easy-to-follow style it introduces readers to the multitude of sources they can use to explore the history of the war for themselves. Anyone who is eager to piece together the wartime career and likely experiences of an ancestor who was involved in any aspect the conflict, at home or overseas, will find his book to be an indispensable source of information and advice. In a series of short, instructive chapters Simon Fowler takes the reader through the process of researching ancestors who served in the armed forces, providing short cuts and background information as required.

Tracing Your Prisoner of War AncestorsTracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors



The same applies to prisoners of war and internees held in the UK. Yet, as Sarah Paterson shows in this authoritative handbook, a wide-range of detailed and revealing information is available if you know where to look for it.

Author: Sarah Paterson

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: 1848845014

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Page: 234

View: 438

The experience of civilian internees and British prisoners of war in German and Turkish hands during the First World War is one of the least well-known – and least researched – aspects of the history of the conflict. The same applies to prisoners of war and internees held in the UK. Yet, as Sarah Paterson shows in this authoritative handbook, a wide-range of detailed and revealing information is available if you know where to look for it. Briefly she outlines the course of the campaigns in which British servicemen were captured, and she describes how they were treated and the conditions they endured. She locates the camps they were taken to and explains how they were run. She also shows how this emotive and neglected subject can be researched - how archives and records can be used to track down individual prisoners and uncover something of the lives they led in captivity. Her work will be an essential introduction for readers who are keen to get an insight into the experience of a POW or an internee during the First World War, and it will be an invaluable guide for anyone who is trying to trace an ancestor who was captured.

Tracing Your Second World War AncestorsTracing Your Second World War Ancestors



A comprehensive guide for those researching their family tree and ancestors in all three armed services - the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)

ISBN: 1853069361

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Page: 176

View: 962

A comprehensive guide for those researching their family tree and ancestors in all three armed services - the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. Also covered are Merchant Marines, Refugees, Conscientious Objectors, Commonwealth and Empire Forces, European and American Allies.

Tracing your Great War Ancestors The SommeTracing your Great War Ancestors The Somme



If you want to find out about an ancestor who served on the Somme during the First World War during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 or at any time during the fighting in this sector of the Western Front this book is the ideal guide.

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473876804

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Page: 160

View: 331

If you want to find out about an ancestor who served on the Somme during the First World War during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 or at any time during the fighting in this sector of the Western Front this book is the ideal guide. It provides practical information and advice on how to conduct your research. It will help you to discover when and where your ancestors served and give you an insight into his experience of the war. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting on the Somme, introducing the many historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. He identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and Imperial War Museum and the many online sites that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.

Tracing Your Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine CampaignsTracing Your Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns



Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestors actions, experiences ...

Author: Stuart Hadaway

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473897274

Category:

Page: 176

View: 99

Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestors actions, experiences and achievements. Their wartime lives were very different to those who served on the Western Front, and yet have never before been explored from this angle.Hundreds of thousands of British and Imperial troops fought in the Western Desert, Sinai Desert, Palestine, the Jordan Valley and Syria. They served in conditions quite unlike those more familiarly faced in France and Flanders, with everyday challenges to survival including the heat, lack of water, hostile wildlife and rampant disease. The fighting too was of a different character, with more open, sweeping campaigns across desert and mountains, and comparatively little systematic trench warfare.As well as giving the reader a vivid impression of the experience of wartime service in the region, Stuart Hadaways handbook provides a guide to the main sources, archives and websites that researchers can consult to get an insight into their ancestors role and their contribution to the war effort.

Tracing your Great War Ancestors YpresTracing your Great War Ancestors Ypres



Tracing Your Army Ancestors Simon Fowler • Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors
Robert Burlison • Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors Rachel Bellerby • Tracing
Your Air Force Ancestors Phil Tomaselli • Tracing Your Northern Ancestors Keith
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Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473823709

Category:

Page: 160

View: 299

Do you have an ancestor who served at Ypres in the First World War, during the four years in which the city was in the front line? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields nearby and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where your ancestor served and what part he played in the four great battles that took place there???So many British soldiers served in Flanders during the long struggle to defend the Ypres Salient and to break out of it that there is a good chance that your ancestor was there at some stage of the war. This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the city and the stories of the men who took part in it. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.??Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting around the city and he introduces the most important historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. The book identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, together with the many resources online that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.

Tracing Your Boer War AncestorsTracing Your Boer War Ancestors



FAMILY. HISTORY. FROM. PEN. &. SWORD. TRACING YOUR BOER WAR
ANCESTORS Soldiers of a Forgotten War ... Your East End Ancestors • Tracing
Your Edinburgh Ancestors • Tracing Your First World War Ancestors • Tracing
Your ...

Author: Jane Marchese Robinson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473886216

Category:

Page: 192

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The Boer War took place between 1899 and 1902, just 15 years before the start of the First World War. Some 180,00 Britons , mainly volunteers , traveled 6,000 miles to fight and die in boiling conditions on the veld and atop ‘kopjes’. Of the over 20,000 who died more than half suffered enteric, an illness consequent on insanitary water. This book will act as an informative research guide for those seeking to discover and uncover the stories of the men who fought and the families they left behind. It will look in particular at the kind of support the men received if they were war injured and that offered to the families of the bereaved. Some pensions were available to regular soldiers and the Patriotic Fund, a charitable organization , had been resurrected at the beginning of the conflict. However for those who did not fit these categories the Poor Law was the only support available at the time. The book will explore a variety of research materials such as: contemporary national and local newspapers; military records via websites and directly through regimental archives; census, electoral, marriage and death records; records at the National Archives including the Book of Wounds from the Boer War, the Transvaal Widows’ Fund and others.

Tracing Your Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine CampaignsTracing Your Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns



Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestor’s actions, ...

Author: Stuart Hadaway

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781473897281

Category:

Page: 176

View: 676

Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestor’s actions, experiences and achievements. Their wartime lives were very different to those who served on the Western Front, and yet have never before been explored from this angle. Hundreds of thousands of British and Imperial troops fought in the Western Desert, Sinai Desert, Palestine, the Jordan Valley and Syria. They served in conditions quite unlike those more familiarly faced in France and Flanders, with everyday challenges to survival including the heat, lack of water, hostile wildlife and rampant disease. The fighting too was of a different character, with more open, sweeping campaigns across desert and mountains, and comparatively little systematic trench warfare. As well as giving the reader a vivid impression of the experience of wartime service in the region, Stuart Hadaway’s handbook provides a guide to the main sources, archives and websites that researchers can consult to get an insight into their ancestor’s role and their contribution to the war effort.

A Call to the ColoursA Call to the Colours



The discovery that an ancestor served during one of the major conflicts in our history is exciting. A Call to the Colours provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family's military history.

Author: Ken Cox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554888641

Category:

Page: 337

View: 671

Our ancestors were required to perform military service, often as militia. The discovery that an ancestor served during one of the major conflicts in our history is exciting. A Call to the Colours provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family's military history.

Tracing Your Coalmining AncestorsTracing Your Coalmining Ancestors



Birth, Marriage and Death Records David Annal and Audrey Collins Tracing Your
Channel Islands Ancestors Marie-Louise Backhurst Tracing Your Yorkshire
Ancestors Rachel Bellerby The Great War Handbook Geoff Bridger Tracing Your
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Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473834651

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Page: 266

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In the 1920s there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain, and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today many of us have a coalmining ancestor. Yet family historians often have problems in researching their mining forebears. Locating the relevant records, finding the sites of the pits, and understanding the work involved and its historical background can be perplexing. That is why Brian Elliott's concise, authoritative and practical handbook will be so useful, for it guides researchers through these obstacles and opens up the broad range of sources they can go to in order to get a vivid insight into the lives and experiences of coalminers in the past. His overview of the coalmining history and the case studies and research tips he provides will make his book rewarding reading for anyone looking for a general introduction to this major aspect of Britain's industrial heritage. His directory of regional and national sources and his commentary on them will make this guide an essential tool for family historians searching for an ancestor who worked in coalmining underground, on the pit top or just lived in a mining community.As featured in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and the Barnsley Chronicle.

Tracing Your AncestorsTracing Your Ancestors



In a series of short, practical chapters Simon Fowler takes readers through all the first steps that will reveal the lives of their ancestors and the world they lived in.

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844686742

Category:

Page: 208

View: 304

This accessible, well-organized, easy-to-use beginners guide to the world of family history is essential reading for anyone who wants to find their way into this fascinating subject. In a series of short, practical chapters Simon Fowler takes readers through all the first steps that will reveal the lives of their ancestors and the world they lived in. He looks at every aspect of research, from finding family papers and interviewing relatives, through exploring websites, archives, newspapers and directories, to all the other sources that can throw a light into the past. In a clear, straightforward way he explains how vital records of births, marriages and deaths can be used as the starting point in a sequence of eye-opening family detective work. Simon Fowlers introduction, which is founded on a career of genealogical research and writing, is an indispensable basic book for anyone entering in the field.

Tracing Your Army AncestorsTracing Your Army Ancestors



Michael Brooker, Guild of Battlefield GuidesWhether you are interested in the career of an individual officer, researching medals awarded to a soldier, or just want to know more about a particular battle or campaign, this book will point ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473876385

Category:

Page: 208

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This well-known author has produced yet another excellent guide for researching ancestors who have served in the Army. The book is an ideal text for reference when investigating army personnel. Military Archive Research.comA splendid publication with a great deal of valuable information. Michael Brooker, Guild of Battlefield GuidesWhether you are interested in the career of an individual officer, researching medals awarded to a soldier, or just want to know more about a particular battle or campaign, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming the reader has no prior knowledge of the British Army, its history or organization, Simon Fowler explains what records survive, where they are to be found and how they can help you in your research. He shows how to make the best use of the increasing number of related resources to be found online, and he pays particular attention to explaining the records and the reasons behind their creation, as this information can be very important in understanding how these documents can help your research.

Tracing Your Air Force AncestorsTracing Your Air Force Ancestors



Chapter 6 THE SECOND WORLD WAR: MAIN RAF COMMANDS he Second
World War was the testing and proving time for the Royal Air Force. Its senior
officers were men who had fought and flown during First World War (Hugh
Dowding, ...

Author: Phil Tomaselli

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844155736

Category:

Page: 224

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Whether you are interested in the career of an individual air-man or woman, researching medals awarded to a pilot or crew member or just want to know more about a particular squadron or operation, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the air force, its history or organization, Phil Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. He also recommends resources available online as well as books and memoirs. Each era in air force history is described, from the pioneering days of early aviation and the formation of the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War to the creation of the Royal Air Force, its operations during the Second World War and its postwar development. The author explains the evolving organization of the air force in each period. He also provides pointers and examples which should help researchers find the records of units and bases that individuals served in.

Tracing Your Service Women AncestorsTracing Your Service Women Ancestors



Whether you are interested in the career of an individual service woman or just want to know more about the part played by service women in a particular war or campaign, this is the book for you.

Author: Mary Ingham

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844689811

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Page: 224

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Whether you are interested in the career of an individual service woman or just want to know more about the part played by service women in a particular war or campaign, this is the book for you. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of service women, Mary Ingham explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help in your research. She also vividly describes the role of women with the armed services from the Crimean War of the 1850s to the aftermath of the First World War and offers an insight into what the records can tell you about the career of an ancestor who served at home or abroad. From the army schoolmistresses to the Womens Land Army, her account outlines the history of each service, describes uniforms and gives examples of daily life and likely experiences. This is the book you need if you want to follow up those clues in your familys history stories heard from older relatives, pictures in family photograph albums, handed-down uniforms, badges or medals that seem to indicate that one of your women ancestors served in wartime.

Call to the Colours A Tracing Your Canadian Military AncestorsCall to the Colours A Tracing Your Canadian Military Ancestors



Your. Canadian. Air. Force. Ancestors. THE FIRST WORLD WAR On 4 February
1915, William Frederick Nelson Sharpe died in an airplane crash at Shoreham,
England. Sharpe was twenty-two years old and was in the 1st Battalion,
Canadian ...

Author: Kenneth G. Cox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 346

View: 803

Beginning in Canada's earliest days, our ancestors were required to perform some form of military service, often as militia. This title provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family's military history, using items such as documents, uniforms, medals, and other militaria to guide the search.

World War I Genealogy Research GuideWorld War I Genealogy Research Guide



This guide outlines a straightforward strategy to find service details and information from a variety of online resources and physical depositories.Special topics include women's records, a state specific resource guide, naturalization ...

Author: Debra M. Dudek

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1980916845

Category:

Page: 96

View: 250

Gathering information on your WWI ancestors is easier than you think! This guide outlines a straightforward strategy to find service details and information from a variety of online resources and physical depositories. Special topics include women's records, a state specific resource guide, naturalization records, alien registration files, and a quick guide to Canadian military World War I resources.

Military History on the WebMilitary History on the Web



This unique book helps you find the ones that will help with your research whether you are checking out a soldier ancestor or an airman or researching a naval campaign. It also features sites that are entertaining or controversial.

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783409068

Category:

Page: 192

View: 128

There are thousands of websites devoted to all aspects of military history from ancient Greece to the modern Gulf. This unique book helps you find the ones that will help with your research whether you are checking out a soldier ancestor or an airman or researching a naval campaign. It also features sites that are entertaining or controversial. Sections cover the British armed services and their long military history, but the author also describes in detail websites that focus on American and Canadian forces. A Guide to Military History on the Internet is a companion volume to Pen & Sword's best-selling Tracing Your Army Ancestors by the same author.

Tracing Your Ancestors in the National ArchivesTracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives



26 Army service records , from 1914 onwards 26 . 1 The First World War 26 . 1 . 1
First World War : the campaign medal index 26 . 1 . 2 First World War : using the
medal rolls index 26 . 1 . 3 First World War : accessible information on the war ...

Author: Amanda Bevan

Publisher: National Archives UK

ISBN: UOM:39015064802500

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Page: 566

View: 763

The new edition of the essential family history title: the only exhaustive guide to The National Archives holdings.

Tracing Your Caribbean AncestorsTracing Your Caribbean Ancestors



The British government did not register people emigrating from these shores or
arriving in the West Indies, and until the First World War it was not necessary for
emigrants to have passports. Licences to pass beyond the seas (E 157) include ...

Author: Guy Grannum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408178874

Category:

Page: 240

View: 436

This book is ideal for anyone who reaserching their Caribbean family history The National Archives and beyond. The National Archives holds records for many people who lived in British West Indian colonies such as emigrants, plantation owners, slaves, soldiers, sailors and transported criminals. The Archives also hold the colonial office records for the British West Indies. This includes state correspondence to and from the colonies and passenger lists. Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors also shows readers how to use family history sources and genealogy websites and indexes beyond The National Archives. Fully updated and revised, this new edition covers recent developments in Caribbean archives, including details of newly released information and archives that are now available online. This book outlines the primary research sources for those tracing their Caribbean ancestry and describes details of access to archives, further reading, useful websites and how to find and accurately search family history sources. As Britain does not hold locally created records of its dependencies such as church records, this book doubles as a gateway to the local history sources throughout the Caribbean that remain in each country's archives and register office. This book will be of use to anyone researching family history in British Caribbean countries of Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as Guyana, Belize and Bermuda.